Wagner Seahawks football

The Wagner Seahawks football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Wagner College located in the U.S. state of New York. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Northeast Conference. Wagner's first football team was fielded in 1927. The team plays its home games at the 3,300 seat Wagner College Stadium in Staten Island, New York. The Seahawks are coached by Tom Masella.

Wagner Seahawks
2018 Wagner Seahawks football team
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First season1927
Athletic directorWalt Hameline
Head coachTom Masella
1st season, 0–0 (–)
StadiumWagner College Stadium
(Capacity: 4,000)
Field surfaceFieldTurf
LocationStaten Island, New York
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceNortheast Conference
All-time record379–325–19 (.537)
Claimed nat'l titles1 (DIII)
Conference titles2
ColorsGreen and White[1]



  • 1956–1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973–1992: NCAA Division III
  • 1993–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference membershipsEdit


National ChampionshipsEdit

Wagner has made one appearance in the NCAA Division III National Championship Game, defeating Dayton 19–3 in the 1987 championship game.

ECAC ChampionshipsEdit

Wagner won its first Championship in school history by dominating St. John's University 48-7 in November 1983, avenging one of its only two losses that season. The Seahawks scored the first 4 times they had the ball in the first half. The senior class ended their careers as one of the winningest in Wagner history with a 4-year record of 34-6-2. This class also played part in Wagner's first ever NCAA appearance in 1980, and helped establish the foundation to Wagner's rise as a National power in Division III and eventual move to NCAA I-AA status.

Year NCAA Division Coach Record National Championship Game Opponent PF PA Location
1987 III Walt Hameline 13–1 1987 Division III National Championship Game Dayton 19 3 Phenix City, AL
Total national championships 1

Conference championshipsEdit

2012Northeast Conference Co–Champions

2014Northeast Conference Co–Champions

FCS Playoffs resultsEdit

The Seahawks have appeared in the FCS playoffs one time with an overall record of 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2012 First Round
Second Round
Eastern Washington
W 31–20
L 19–29

Division III Playoffs resultsEdit

The Seahawks have appeared in the Division III playoffs four times with an overall record of 4–3. They were Division III National Champions in 1987.

Year Round Opponent Result
1980 Quarterfinals Ithaca L 13–41
1982 Quarterfinals St. Lawrence L 34–43
1987 First Round
National Championship Game
Emory & Henry
W 38–14
W 21–0
W 20–13
W 19–3
1988 First Round Ithaca L 31–34 OT


  1. ^ "Wagner Graphic Identity". Retrieved April 6, 2016.

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